The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Poet Service Announcement

There follows a brief poet service announcement ...

Hello Balloonists!

Jonathan here!

On Thursday October 6th, in the UK, we have National Poetry Day; a day when poetry is celebrated throughout the realm.

The theme this year is 'The Environment'.

While we wait for the launch of our much anticipated anthology 'Chasing Clouds', here at the Dirigible Balloon we thought we'd open a submission window for poets to send us work on the National Poetry Day theme. This opportunity follows our usual guidelines and is open for poets around the world.

We will keep the window open until one hour before the actual day itself.

So, if you have a poem you'd like us to consider, please send it to the usual address.

Thank you!
JH x

About the Writer

Jonathan Humble

Jonathan lives in Cumbria. His work has been published online and in print in a number of magazines and anthologies. His first collection of poetry, My Camel's Name Is Brian, was published by TMB Books in 2015. His second poetry book, Fledge came out in 2020 through Maytree Press. His poems for children have been shortlisted and highly commended in the Caterpillar and Yorkmix poetry competitions and he is the editor of The Dirigible Balloon. His poems Masterclass and This Work is Done were chosen as the Milk House Poem of the Year at the end of 2022 and 2023.